Kika Nichole Ward – Comanche, OK
  Kika Nichole Ward, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away Saturday evening, April 14, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Elmore City, OK. She was 40 years old. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 20th at 10:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
  Kika was born October 5, 1977 in Duncan, to Jerry and Debbie Duran. She and Stan Ward were united in marriage on September 28, 2002 in the Meridian. She was a just a few weeks away from completing her LPN program. She was a loving wife, mother, and friend to many. She enjoyed spending time with her family, including her dog, Roxie, and her three cats.
  Survivors include her husband Stan, of the home; Three children: Jordan Sanchez, Duncan; Thomas Ward IV, Comanche; and Alexis Sanchez, Comanche; her father, Jerry Duran, Duncan; two brothers: Jerry Duran, Lexington, OK; and Ryan Duran, Comanche; stepfather Bobby Cross, Duncan; and her grandmother, Bennaz Chandler, and many numerous cousins and dear friends.
  Kika was preceded in death by her mother, Debbie.

Mike Loyd Cloud – Comanche, OK
  Mike Cloud, a resident of Comanche, passed away unexpectedly after a long battle with cancer, on Friday April 13, 2018 at Duncan Regional Hospital. He was 69 years old. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, April 19th at 2:00 p.m. at Freedom Biker Church, with Bro. Billy Morgan officiating.
  Mike was born October 17, 1949 in Duncan, to Loyd and Nelda Jo (McNeely) Cloud. He grew up in this area, graduating from Duncan High School in 1969. He and Karen McClennen were united in marriage on March 22, 1969 in Comanche, at the First United Methodist Church.
  He served in the National Guard, then owned his own business as a machinist. He later worked at Halliburton as a machinist, from where he retired. Mike enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cooking, hunting, fishing, camping with family and friends; and collecting knives.  
  Survivors include his wife Karen, of the home; his children: Brent Cloud and Stacy Newcome; Marci Wylie and Staz; Gail Cloud; grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Aaron and Britt, Rebekah, Mckennah, Raegan, Avery, Emery, Remeigh, and Abriana. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loyd and Nelda Jo Cloud.  
  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Freedom Biker Church, Duncan, OK.

Ernest Calvin Tullos – Comanche, OK
  Ernest Calvin Tullos, age 68, a lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 north of Rush Springs, OK. A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, April 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Terral Cemetery, with Pastor Trent Young officiating. Visitation will be Monday 9:00-12:30 at the Comanche Funeral Home.
  Calvin was born September 10, 1949 in Waurika, OK to Ernest Lee and Martha Elizabeth (Romines) Tullos. He attended Comanche Public Schools. Calvin was a self-employed carpenter, and was a retired member of Local #344 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He loved working in his shop, woodworking, restoring old vehicles, and fishing. He also enjoyed drinking coffee and hanging around with the guys at Hop and Sak. He and Carla Dyer were married for 17 years.
  Survivors include his wife Carla, of the home; three children: Tina Tullos and Billy Seward, Temple, OK; Teresa Taff and husband Timmy, Duncan, OK; and Shelley Filer and husband Dr. Keith Filer, Lexington, KY; one brother, Charlie Tullos and wife Brenda, Sweeney, TX; five grandchildren: Dylan Seward, Dakota Tullos, Cameron Waller, Ethan Filer, and Gracen Filer; two great-grandchildren: Mia Seward and Mason Seward; three nieces: Kallie Wagner, Terry Collins, and Misty Williams, one nephew, Brian Davis; and other relatives and close friends.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, William Tullos.

Jackie Lynn Morgan – Comanche, OK
  Jackie Lynn Morgan, age 80, a lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home. A funeral service will be held Monday, April 2nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Fairlawn Cemetery pavilion, with Pastor Mike McCord officiating. Viewing will be Saturday 1:00-5:00 and Monday 9:00-12:00. The family will be receiving friends on Monday morning, prior to the service.
  Jackie was born August 24, 1937 in Comanche, to Lyndal and Hazel (Harvill) Morgan. He was a graduate of Comanche High School. He and Betty Dunlap were united in marriage on August 24, 1957 in Wichita Falls, TX. Jackie was a member of Local #344 of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union. He was a member of the union for over fifty years. Jackie loved hunting and fishing, horseracing, watching OU football, and was an avid supporter of the high school athletic program.
  He is survived by his three children: Rickey Morgan, Duncan, OK; Patty Capers, Comanche, OK; and Greg Morgan and wife Lisa, Comanche, OK; one sister, Kaye Sears, Wichita, KS; a brother-in-law, Charles Dunlap, Comanche, OK; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Rhodes and husband Billy, Artesia, NM; six grandchildren: Shaunda Collinsworth, Lyndal Morgan, Brooke Blair, Nicole Giles, Chance Morgan, and Adriane Capers; twelve great-granchidren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless dear friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 1996; one sister, Joy Beck, and one brother, Billy Morgan.
  Pallbearers will be Bryan Collinsworth, Ronnie Rhone, Buddy Davis, Richard Phipps, Chuck Dunlap, Montie Blair, Chad Mayo, and Bryant Smith. Honorary bearers will be Eldon Sears, Jack Bailey, Garland Davis, Charles Dunlap, Rudy Smith, Billy Rhodes, Jim Nelson, Steve Tevebaugh, and Ted Reynolds

Elsie Lewis – Comanche, OK
  Elsie E. Lewis, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away on March 8, 2018 at her home. She was 83 years old. A funeral service will be held Monday, March 12th at 2:00 p.m. at Comanche First Baptist Church, with Bro. Gene Vernon officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.
  Elsie was born August 15, 1934 in Mercedes, Texas to Jessie S. and Viola (Minor) Smith. She and Kenneth Lewis were united in marriage in September, 1966. Elsie worked for many years at Haggar Manufacturing as a seamstress. She was an active member of the Comanche First Baptist Church. Elsie loved sewing, and arts and crafts. Her little dog, “Annie” was her faithful companion.
  She is survived by a sister, Ruth Lewis, Eunice, NM; and several nieces and nephews.  
  Elsie was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, one son, Roy Lee Johns, her parents, one sister, Ethel Nichols, and one brother, Bill Smith.

Barbara Hellen Ellis – Comanche, OK
  Barbara Hellen Ellis, a lifelong resident of the Meridian community, passed away Tuesday evening, March 6, 2018 at Elk Crossing, surrounded by her loving family. She was 88 years old. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Prairie Hill Church of Christ, with Mario Pineda officiating, assisted by Randy Southerland. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Viewing will be Thursday 9:00-6:00. The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 5:00-6:00.
  Barbara was born September 19, 1929 in Meridian , to Cheston E. and Mildred (Love) Branch. She graduated from Comanche High School. She and Oral Ellis were united in marriage on March 25, 1946 in Henrietta, TX. Barbara and Oral made their home in Meridian, where they raised their three children. She was a member of the Prairie Hill Church of Christ. She worked as a secretary at Meridian Elementary and later Comanche Elementary for over 33 years. Barbara loved to go camping at Lake Texoma. She was an avid OKC Thunder fan. She loved working in her yard, and loved sitting on her porch swing. She was well known as an excellent cook. She and Oral loved to go out to eat, and they loved attending all the local sporting events. Barbara deeply loved her church family. They were like family to her.
  Survivors include two children: Cretia Whitney and husband Phil, Duncan, OK, and Craig Ellis and wife Kelly, Comanche, OK; one brother, Jackie Branch and wife Karin, Comanche, OK; one sister, Bonnie Taylor and husband Tommy, Comanche, OK; one brother in law, Ray Clark and wife Sue, Comanche, OK; two sister in laws: Imogene McArthur, Antlers, OK and Fern Ellis, San Antonio, TX; four grandchildren: Wendi Bowles and husband Darrell, Duncan, OK; Benji Whitney and wife Amy, Mission, KS; Heath Ellis and wife Mandi, Comanche, OK; and Ryan Ellis and wife Tiffany, Comanche, OK; eight great-grandchildren: Laken Palmer and husband Tyler, Oklahoma City, OK; Cohen Whitney , and Reese Whitney, both of Mission, KS; Landon Ellis, Myles Ellis, Dillon Ellis, Raelee Ellis, and Rylee Ellis, all of Comanche, OK; and many special nieces and nephews, and numerous other relatives and friends.
  Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Oral, in 2013; her son Ronnie Ellis, in 2009; one brother, Alton Branch.
  The family would like to say a special “thank you” to the caregivers at Elk Crossing, for all the love and care you gave to her.

Lark Kirkpatrick – Comanche, OK
  Lark Jerl Kirkpatrick, a longtime Comanche resident, entered into his heavenly Home early Thursday morning, February 1, 2018 at Duncan Regional Hospital. He was 84 years old. A funeral service will be held Monday, February 5th at 10:30 a.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Pastor Mike McCord and Ronnie Bernard officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Burial, with full military honors supplied by the Stephens County Combined Honor Guard will follow at Duncan City Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends Sunday afternoon 12:30-2:00 at the funeral home.
  Lark was born April 18, 1933 in Marlow, to Isaac and Ettie “Seely” Kirkpatrick. He was a graduate of Marlow High School. Lark proudly served his country in the United States Army, including service in Korea. He and Verby Dove were united in marriage on October 6, 1953 in Wichita Falls, TX. They came to Comanche in 1954, and in 1955 they opened up Lark’s Dairy Inn, which they ran for more than thirty-five years. Lark was a member of Ray of Hope Church, and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 258, where he had served as Commander and also Vice Commander. He was a charter member of the Stephens County Combined Honor Guard. He took great pride in being able to help honor a fellow veteran. He served on the board of the Stephens County Christmas Dinner, which fed close to 1,400 people this past Christmas. He also served on the Board of the Christian Helping Hands. Lark was a licensed Broker and Real Estate Agent. Lark and Verby were well known and greatly admired in the community. They collected and repaired bicycles to give to children at Christmas. They also collected aluminum cans and all the profits made would go to local charities such as Toys For Tots, D.A.R.E. and Ambucs, and Shriners.
  He is survived by his loving wife, Verby, of the home; one daughter, Vicki Jackson and husband Donald, Comanche; his grandchildren: Lindsey Carter and husband Josh, Watonga, OK; Josh Homier, Oklahoma City, OK; and Jerl Hammack and wife Kristen, Mt. Washington, KY; and his great-grandchildren: Londyn Homier , Watonga, OK; Drew Carter, Watonga, OK; Jaiden Hammack, Mt Washington, KY; Lark Hammack, Mt. Washington, KY; and Violet Hammack, Mt. Washington, KY. Also numerous other relatives, and countless dear friends.
  Lark was preceded in death by one son, Randy; his parents, Isaac and Ettie; his twin brother, Mark Kirkpatrick, his two brothers, LeRoy Kirkpatrick and Jessie Kirkpatrick; and one sister, Jetta Huey.

Jonna Lois Wilson--Comanche, OK
          3/1/41 – 12/16/17
Jonna Lois (Love) Wilson, mother, wife, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, nurse, and friend took her heavenly flight on December 16, 2017. She was born on March 1, 1941 in Duncan, Oklahoma and spent the majority of her life in Stephens County. She was a woman of strength, courage, and faith who raised her five children with love and a passion for life. She had an empathy toward people that could only be rooted in a relationship with Christ. She would often say, “Don’t criticize a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.” Don’t you wish we would all embrace that motto in our lives. Jonna was a Licensed Practical Nurse and had a calling for the care of the elderly in geriatric nursing. She was a protector of the weak and a defender of the down trodden. She will be missed, but we have the assurance we will see her again. “O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?” Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”
Jonna is survived by her daughters, Regina and Ron Dusterhoft of Katy, TX, Rene’ Scifres and Robert Kengle of Pflugerville, TX, Shanda Scifres of Plano, TX; her sons, Darrell and Kim Weaver of Moore, OK, and Keith Scifres of Grand Praire, TX; grandchildren, Nicole and Mark Englishbee, Ross Dusterhoft, Evan Dusterhoft, Justin and Melissa Scifres, Jonathan Scifres, Madison Weaver, Asa Weaver, Lauren Hennan, and Ainsleigh Hennan; great-grandchildren, Ellie Englishbee, Sadie Englishbee, Fiona Scifres; sister, Pat and Wayne Allen of Moore, OK and brother, Steve Fontinott of Granite, OK.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Wilson, ex-husband and friend, Walter Scifres; mother, Letha Lois (Corbin) Fontinott; father, Tom Love; step-father, Judge Fontinott; brothers, Billy Darrell Love and Ronnie Dale Love; granddaughter, Ashley JorDan Weaver, and great-grandson Jaxson Kolt Scifres. 
Viewing will be held at the Comanche Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The celebration service will be at the Ray of Hope Church in Comanche, OK on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Pastor Mike McCord officiating. Burial will be at the Comanche Fairlawn Cemetery. 
Pallbearers will be Ron Dusterhoft, Mark Englishbee, Justin Scifres, Ross Dusterhoft, Evan Dusterhoft, and Asa Weaver. 
We would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Oakmont Healthcare Center of Katy and Hospice with Grace. 
Jonna loved Christmas so we ask for attendees to wear red or Christmas attire to join in her Christmas homecoming. 
To our Mother :
If I were granted one wish today, and I knew it would come true; I’d ask the Lord for a little time, to spend alone with you. 
To hear your voice like it used to be, so bold, so joyful, so clear; That voice which has been silenced, during these last few years.
To hear you sing those old-time hymns, that speak of Jesus’ love; and have you read the Bible, with a message from above. 
I know my wish will not come true, and that is all right too; For I treasure all my memories, of the mother I once knew.
So I thank God for keeping you safe, and welcoming you into His arms; I have peace knowing God’s promise that one day soon, I’ll hold your hand again. 


James “Jim” Loyd  Janoe – Comanche, OK
    On August 5, 2013, James “Jim” Loyd Janoe went to his Heavenly home after a short illness.

He is survived by his son, James “Jimmy” H. Powers and his wife Judy, Duncan; two granddaughters, Heather Miller and husband Chad, Dallas, GA; and Shellee Graham and husband Jim, High Point, NC;  a sister, Jewel Pinkey, Lawson, MO; three great granddaughters, Hailey and Hannah Miller and Sarah Graham; one great grandson, Christian Miller; numerous nieces, and nephews, great  nieces and nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews; and other family members and friends.

Jim was born September 21, 1926 at Altus, OK to Mary Belle (Hicks) Janoe and Pat Severe Janoe.  He lived most of his life in the the Comanche area.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years, Wynema Jo Janoe; their infant daughter, Darla Jean Janoe; his parents,  and other family members.

He was a loyal and independent family man, who loved the Lord, his family, country music, and country dancing.  He was a World War II veteran who proudly served his country.  He was a truck driver for many years for Squirrel Walling Oil Field Trucking, B & W Trucking, and Beall Trucking.

A graveside service, with full military honors, will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

Barbara Sue Hughes Morgan—Comanche, OK
(March 7, 1937 ---  July 30, 2013)
Barbara Sue Morgan passed away early Tuesday morning, July 30, 2013 at her residence in Comanche at the age of 76.  Funeral Services will be Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 10:00 am at Countryside Baptist Church, east of Comanche, with Roger Ledford officiating and Dow Pannell assisting.  Burial will follow in the Duncan Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Sue was born on March 7, 1937 in Ratliff City, OK to Bob and Naomi Morgan.  Sue was a true artist and loved to paint. She was one of the founders of the Comanche Opry and loved music. Sue loved animals and loved caring for them.

Sue is survived by two sons, Gary Hughes, Marlow, and Dewayne Hughes, Comanche; one daughter, Gayle Russell Edwards, Blanchard, OK; one brother, Merle Dillon, Houston, TX; one sister, Irene Shelton and husband, Gene of Comanche; three granddaughters, Alisha Harper, Bray, OK, Nicole Hughes, Douglas, WY, Tiffany Ware and husband, Craig, Mustang, OK; two grandsons, Michael Hughes and wife, Jill, Douglas, WY, Jordon Edwards and wife, Sydney, Butler, OK; Godson, Matthew Leal; thirteen great grandchildren.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents Bob(1988) and Naomi(1993) Morgan; a son, Alan Dale Hughes(1957);  a grandson, Gary Don Hughes, Jr.(1977)


Pallbearers will be Terry Shelton, Rick Shelton, Thomas McDonald, Daniel Leal, Matthew Leal and Mark Gardenhire.  Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Blalock, Robert Tucker, Josh Foreaker, Dow Pannell, Jim Bowden, Bob McCormack and Irvin Miller.

Benny C. Downey – Comanche, OK
     Benny C. Downey, longtime resident of Comanche, peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013 at his home east of town, surrounded by his loving family.  He was 72 years old.
A funeral service will be held Saturday July 20, 2013 at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Bob Waitman officiating, assisted by Bro. Dee Bowen.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

     Benny was born July 13, 1941 at Duncan to Benjamin and Honor (Mayfield) Downey.   He was a graduate of Comanche High School.  He and Mary Ann Hall were united in marriage on June 4, 1960 at Henrietta, TX.  Benny loved horses and trail riding, traveling, and camping.  He was a truck driver – a job which he dearly loved.

     Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary, of the home; two daughters:  Traci Crowell, of Comanche; and Leah Wilkinson and husband Johnny, Comanche; four grandchildren:  Bayli Lucas and husband Matt, Marlow, OK; Colton Crowell and wife Cindy, Fort Riley, KS; Joshua Wilkinson and wife Carrie, Comanche; and Mallory Ogan and husband Mark, Portsmouth, VA;  eight great grandchildren: Morgan Lucas, Kaden Lucas, Macie Lucas, Alexis Crowell, Jordan Crowell, Cammie Crowell, Marshall Ogan, and Jaxon Wilkinson;  and two brothers: Hugh Downey, Durant, OK and Elmer Downey of Comanche; also many other relative and dear friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters: Betty Downey and Martha Blalock.

     Pallbearers will be Johnny Wilkinson, Josh Wilkinson, Larry Crowell, Colton Crowell, Jerry Absher, and Gary Ledford.

Marcella “Sally” Bowen – Comanche, OK
     Marcella “Sally” Bowen, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away suddenly, Monday, July 15, 2013 at Ada, OK.  She was 73 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Praise Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Wade Peyton and Rev. Warren Harkins officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday 9:00-7:00, and Thursday 9:00-12:00.  The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:00.

     Sally was born April 23, 1940 at Madill to J.S. and Imogene (McDaniel) Orum.  She and Jerrell Bowen were united in marriage on December 24, 1955 at Wichita Falls, TX.  They made their home in the Comanche area , where they raised their two daughters.  Sally was a homemaker.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, attending bluegrass festivals with her husband, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  She was a member of T.O.P.S.   Sally was a member of Praise Assembly of God Church, where she was a former Sunday School teacher.

     Survivors include two daughters:  Diana Armsworthy and husband James, Comanche; and Janet DeFate and husband J.W. of Duncan; three grandchildren:  Jared Armsworthy, Duncan; Justin Torres and wife Julia, Lawton, and Sarah Torres, Duncan; two brothers: Jimmy Orum and wife Linda, Houston, TX; Gary Orum and wife Janet, Norman, OK; one sister, Brenda Massie and husband Bobby, Purcell, OK; two sisters-in-law, Pam Orum, Tulsa, OK, and Sherry Dobbins and husband Tommy, Comanche; and many other relatives and friends.

     Sally was preceded in death by her husband Jerrell, in 2010; her parents; a brother, Larry Orum; and her step-mother, Ida Orum.

     Pallbearers will be  David Griffin, Johnny Hicks, Chad Welch, Jeff Davis, Jared Armsworthy, and Justin Torres.

Desiree Nicole Hill – Comanche, OK
(March 9, 1981 --  June 27, 2013)
     Desiree Nicole Hill, of Comanche, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013 at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.  She was 32 years old.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-6:00 p.m. and Monday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Monday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

     Desiree was born March 9, 1981 at Vinita, OK. She was a graduate of Comanche High School in 2000.  She enjoyed talking on the phone, watching television, going to the movies, and listening to KLOVE Radio.  She loved going to the lake, collecting anything “dolphin”, and she was a big OU Sooner fan.  Desiree especially loved her dog “Little Lady” and her cat, “Snowball”.

     She is survived by her parents, Rusty and Karla Fisher, of Comanche; a brother,  Nathan Fisher, Los Angeles, CA; aunts and uncles: Kevin Beck and wife Julie, Greenwood, AR; Helen Moore, Okarche, OK; Donald Fisher and wife Dorethea, Maysville, OK; Wayne Fisher and wife Lori, Paoli, OK; Beth Tayrien and husband Bobby, Moore, OK; and Shelia Fisher and partner Toni Williams, Moore,OK.

     Desiree was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Hill in 2004, her grandparents, Mayburn and Joyce Fisher, and Leo and Evelyn Beck; and one aunt, Marilyn  Caver.

     Pallbearers will be Rusty Fisher, Nathan Fisher, Kevin Beck, Wayne Fisher, Donald Fisher, and Bobby Tayrien.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local women’s shelter.

Melva Sue Blake – Comanche, OK
     Melva Sue Blake, of Comanche, peacefully passed away Sunday afternoon, June 16, 2013 at Fort Worth, Texas.  She was 71 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, June 20th at 1:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Wednesday  9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. until service time.

     Sue was born September 30, 1941 at Littlefield, TX to Melvin and Mildred (Johnson) West.   She and George Blake were united in marriage on November 15, 1957 at Big Lake, TX.  Sue was  employed at the Chisolm Trail Casino Gift Shop.  She  loved her job, and enjoyed visiting with her customers.  Sue also enjoyed shopping.  She dearly loved her pets; a  dog, “Max” and her two cats, “Rocky” and “Miss Kitty”.

     Survivors include her two daughters:  Terri Ward, Fort Worth, TX;  and Tammy Reagan and husband Jeff, Fort Worth, TX; one aunt, LaRue Johnson, Comanche; and numerous cousins and friends.

     Sue was preceded in death by her husband George, and her parents.

Winfred RLee Shaw--Comanche-OK
Winfred  RLee Shaw left this life peacefully at his home in Garland Texas on Thursday, June  7th, 2013. His earthly journey done, he now sits in the presence of his Lord and Savior.  
Our loving Husband, Father, PaPa and Friend,  was a vital part of our lives for 86 years.  
 ‘Wimpy’ as he was known, began his life on Dec. 4th, 1926, in Union Hill, Arkansas.   He was the third child born to James Roscoe and Pauline Estelle Pollard Shaw.
He spent  his earliest days in Arkansas and, later, Oklahoma.  Looking for a new beginning following the Great Depression, the Shaw family moved west to the Texas Panhandle when Wimpy was 11.    Hgrew hard and strong like the land and the times in which he lived.
At age 16, with his Father recovering from a major heart attack and his only Brother off to war,  Wimpy dropped out of school in order to help maintain food and shelter for his parents and two younger sisters.   He worked various and multiple jobs for the next three years.
In 1944, Wimpy joined the U.S. Navy as part of a Seabee unit.  He served in the Pacific Theatre and received an Honorable Discharge from active service in 1946.  He was later recalled to service at the advent of the Korean conflict.
After his time in the service, he returned to Borger where he married Joyce Ann Hogle in August 1947.  From that marriage there were two children; David and Christie.  Joyce preceeded him in death in 1968.
In  November  1969, Wimpy and Wanda Rae Barnes were married.  Wanda, widow of Kenneth Barnes, had  two sons, Kenny and Jim.  The two families were joined together as one with this union.
Wimpy retired from Phillips Petroleum after a long and productive career as a driver, pumper and crew boss in Texas and New Mexico.   
Following retirement, Wimpy and Wanda, relocated to her hometown of Duncan, OK.   There they spent many happy and peaceful years in Stephens County.   
Among his favorite things, were his Church,  square dancing, the Big Band sound,  music by Boots Randolph & Floyd Cramer, coffee,  gardening,  Indian Motorcycles,  reading western novels (especially anything by Louis Lamour), NASCAR and, especially,  his friends.   His greatest attribute was his willingness to help and serve others.  His greatest love was his Family.
Wimpy was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and four siblings as well as Wanda’s Mother and Father.  
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Rae of Garland, TX.  One Daughter, Christie Shaw Sechrist (Richard) of Loveland, CO;  Three Sons: David Shaw (Ginger) of Brighton, CO;  Kenny Barnes (Gail) of Crandall, TX; Jim Barnes (Lynne) of Frisco, TX; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Grandsons of the couple will serve as pall bearers.  They are Judd Sechrist; Brett Barnes; Cale Barnes;  Brian Barnes;  David Barnes and Travis Robertson.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11th at Fair Baptist Church of Empire, OK.  Burial and graveside military services will be held at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Monday 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Mary Jo Ferguson – Sugden, OK
     Mary Jo Ferguson, age 68, of Sugden, OK passed away Friday morning, May 31, 2013 from a sudden illness.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 4th at 2:00 p.m. at the Terral Church of Christ , with Roy Clingenpeel officiating.  Interment will follow at Terral Cemetery, under the direction of Terral Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends from 6:00-7:00.

     Mary Jo was born July 9, 1944 in Terral, to Harvey “Base” and Ida (Rimmer) Duke.  She and Clinton Roy Ferguson were united in marriage on July 8, 2009 at Terral.   She was a homemaker.  Mary Jo enjoyed crafts, crocheting, cooking, spending time with her family, including her three dogs, Tiny, Hope, and Buddy.  She volunteered at the Ryan Nutrition Center delivering Meals on Wheels.  She was a member of the Ryan American Legion Post 183.  She was a member of the Terral Church of Christ.

     Mary Jo leaves behind her loving family: husband Clinton Ferguson, of the home; five children: Sandy Harvey and Clinton Smith, Terral; Willie Heavener and wife Teresa, Marlow; Brenda Riddles and husband Mark, Comanche; Harvey Heavener, Samson, AL; Lena White and husband Milton, Comanche; step daughter Candace Fickennsch and husband Mark, Pappilon, NE; step son James Ferguson, Aurora, NE; six brothers and sisters: James Duke and wife Betty, Wichita Falls, TX; Clifford Duke and wife Patsy, Terral; Cecil Duke and wife Mary Lou, Ringgold, TX; Linda Duke, Sunset, TX; Tommy Duke, Terral; and Debbie Webb and husband Larry, Rocky Comfort, MO; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters: Ida Alice Duke, Rosie Durham, and Betty Jean Duke.

     Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons.

Wynema Jo Janoe – Comnanche, OK
     Wynema Jo Janoe, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away Tuesday evening, May 28, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital. She was 84 years old.  Graveside funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, May 31, 2013, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am until service time.

     Jo was born December 3, 1928 in Waurika, to Jewel H. and Lucille (Brantley) Hunter.  She and Jim Janoe were united in marriage on May 21, 1949 in Wichita Falls, TX. They recently celebrated their 64th year of marriage.   Jo enjoyed reading, sewing, and baking.  

     Survivors include her husband Jim, of the home;  a son Jim Powers and  wife Judy, Duncan; four grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Darla Jean Janoe.

Charles Don Houston – Duncan, OK
     Charles Don Houston, 75, of Duncan passed away Monday evening, May 20, 2013 at an Oklahoma City hospital. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 24th at 1:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, with Bro. Marvin Knox officiating, assisted by Bro. Rusty Canoy.  Burial, with full military honors will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.  and Friday 9:00 a.m. until  11:00 a.m.  The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00.

     Don was born November 18, 1937 south of Comanche, to Charlie A. and Emily M. (Clayton) Houston.
He joined the U.S. Army at an early age and he served over thirty years in the Oklahoma National Guard.
He and Joanne were united in marriage on May 25, 1990 at Fort Smith, AR.  Don enjoyed gardening, military history, and target shooting.  He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

     Survivors include his wife Joanne, of the home; a daughter, Donita Healer and husband Neil, Duncan; a son Micky Houston and wife Lynn, Plano, TX; a step-daughter Lisa Shafer and husband Ken, Midwest City, OK; a step-son James Dyche and wife Lorraine, Bayside, TX; two sisters: Sarah Q.L. Arrington, Comanche, and Shirley Rhyne and husband Wes, Winslow, Arkanasas; five grandchildren: David Lee Houston, Duncan; Chad Houston, Aurora, CO; Tyra Witherup, Lewiston, ID; and Rachel and Emily Houston, Plano, TX; three step-grandchildren: Stephanie Osburn, Choctaw, OK; Sierra Dyche, Corpus Christi, TX;  and Danielle Dyche, Bayside, TX; four great grandchildren; three great step-grandchildren;  and many other nieces, nephews, relative and close friends.

Thomas C. “T.C.” Hill – Comanche, OK
     Thomas C. “T.C.” Hill peacefully passed from this life on Friday, May 17, 2013 surrounded by his family.  A graveside funeral service, with full military honors will be held Tuesday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Randy Southerland officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Sunday 1:00-5:00 and Monday 9:00-7:00. The family will be receiving friends from 5:00 -7:00 Monday evening.

     The son of Rosa Mae Wilson and Thomas C. Hill, born September 14, 1921 in Lindsay, OK . he was the 5th child of 9 children.  He attended Round Creek School and Lindsay High School.  He enjoyed boxing as a sport; in January 1941 he was Lindsay’s Golden Glove featherweight champion by KO in exactly 25 seconds.  He continued boxing and winning several other matches.  In 1942 he joined the U.S. Army (80th Infantry Division), during WWII, while serving in Europe he witnessed a lot of combat.  He was awarded several citations, including two Purple Hearts.

     On April 3, 1943 T.C. married Juanita Huey in Maysville, OK.  They enjoyed 70 years together, happily married.  The couple was blessed with two children, a daughter, Sharon Dianne, and a son, Thomas C. III.
In 1947 he moved his family to the Meridian Community when he went to work for Sunray Oil Company, at the Refinery south of Duncan.  He worked until 1983 when the Refinery closed.  T.C. served as the Treasure of the Sunray DX Employees Credit Union.

     He and Juanita made their home in the Meridian Community and continued to live in the family home for 57 years, until his death.  He was a great provider for his family, loved living in the country, gardening, working around his home, and working in his saw sharpening shop.  He taught his children and grandchildren to love your family, work hard, respect others, and don’t take your health for granted.  He enjoyed drinking coffee, and visiting with his friends at Meridian Kwik Mart.  He loved his dog, Buddy, and he enjoyed watching basketball and baseball.

     T.C. is survived by his wife, Juanita, of the home; a daughter, Sharon Cooper, and husband Jimmy of Duncan; a son Tommy Hill and wife Sharon, of Meridian; a granddaughter Kelli Burke, Duncan;   grandson Robert Hill and wife Shelby, of Katy, TX; great grandsons Tyler Burke, Hayden Hill and Hudson Hill; one sister, Virginia Wright, Columbus, MS; one brother Billy Hill, Marlow; several step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: A.C. Hill, G.W. Hill, Walker Hill, and Joe Hill; and two sisters: Orphy Hill and Peggy Martin.

     Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Ford, Don Shipman, Larry Adams, Billy Hill, Darvin Allen, and George Buckley.

Donna Sue Clark – Duncan, OK
     Donna Sue Clark, of Duncan passed away on Wednesday morning, May 1, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital, following a brief illness.  She was 53 years old.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.

     Donna was born November 11, 1959 at Monahans, TX, the daughter of Amos O. and Sue (Lewis) Billington.  She had been a resident of this are for the past six years.  Donna was employed at Wal Mart.
She loved reading, drawing, all kinds of animals, especially her dog “Pearl”, and she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

     She is survived by her daughter, Somer Brown, of Duncan; her mother and step-father- Sue and George Buckley, of Duncan; two grandchildren: Whitley and Wyatt; eight brothers and sisters: Sally, Cindy, Melody, Tina “Cindy”, James, Jackie, Bruce, and Michael; a special cousin, Sherry Loper; two very special friends: Judy Osborne and Don Mealy; and all the gang at Meridian Kwik Mart.

Flora Mae Dodd—Duncan, ok
     Flora Mae Dodd, 75, of Duncan, peacefully passed away Wednesday morning, April 3, 2013 at the Jefferson County Hospital in Waurika.  A graveside service will be held Thursday, April 4th at 5:00 p.m. at the Temple Cemetery, with Bro. Dean Hall officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

     Flora was born July 12, 1937 in Healdton, OK to James Edward and Mary Irene (Early) Throneberry. 
She and Frances Dodd were united in marriage on March 4, 1955 in Vernon, TX.  He preceded her in death in 2003. Flora loved embroidery, arts and crafts and housekeeper.

     Survivors include one son, David Dodd, Duncan; and two daughters: Mary Hefner, Frederick and Ruby Davis, Duncan;  two brothers, Carl Throneberry, Duncan and Harland Throneberry, Texas; two sisters, Edna Faye and Jessie Throneberry, Texas; numerous grandchildren and many great grandchildren;  and many other relatives and friends.

Flora was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frances in 2003; one brother, Bill Throneberry; one sister, Sandra Nunley.

Bobby James “Bob” Miller -- Comanche, OK
Bobby James “Bob” Miller of Comanche, passed away Wednesday evening, March 27, 2013, in the Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 81. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 30th at 11:00 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.

Bob was born July 3, 1931 at Duncan, to Earl and Lola Mae (Tussy) Miller. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He owned and operated Miller 66 Service Station for over 47 years. Bob and Linda Varnell were united in marriage in October, 1970 at Wichita Falls, TX. He was baptized at Countyline Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife Linda, of the home; one son, Bobby Miller and wife, Lynn, Edmond, OK; one daughter, LaDonna Miller, Dallas, TX; and one sister, Wanda Moore and husband Don, Elmore City, OK. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers: C.B. Miller, Paul Miller, and Pat Miller.

Serving as pallbearers will be J.D. Keenan, Jimmy Clark, Joe Mathes, Harvey Garrett, Dale Sutton, and Russell Combs.

     ROBERT A. “Bob” GARDNER—Comanche, OK
Robert A. Gardner, always known as “Bob”, was born December 6, 1949 in St. John Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He passed away March 27, 2013 in Oklahoma City at the age of 63. Graveside funeral services, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, will be held in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, OK at 1:30 pm on Friday, March 29, 2013 under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00 am until service time.

Bob was a sweet and gentle person, who lived and worked most of his life in Edmond, Oklahoma, where he had many friends and co-workers.  Special among those friends were Bonnie Wells and Calvin Wright.  
Bob is survived by a sister-in-law Janice Gardner, and nephew Travis Gardner of Texas; cousins John Cathey, Durant, Oklahoma; Larry Anderson, Norman, Oklahoma; Eva Castleberry, Norman, Oklahoma; Harve Cathey, Ennis, Texas; Marti Garrison, Beaverton, Oregon; and Bob Garrison, Battle Ground, Washington.  
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph W. and Emma C. Gardner; brother Ralph Leon Gardner; aunts Hazel Cathey and Myrtle McGee, of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; Kathleen Anderson of Norman, Oklahoma; and uncle Robert Garrison, Beaverton, Oregon.
Memorials may be made to Henderson Hill Baptist Church 1200 I-35 Frontage Road, Edmond, Oklahoma 74034.

Elora  Williams—Terral, Ok
(October 23, 1920 – March 19, 2013)
Elora  Williams, age 92, of Terral passed away Tuesday morning, March 19, 2013 at the Jefferson County Hospital in Waurika. A graveside funeral service will be held 1:00 pm, Friday, March 22, 2013 with David Wingsfield  officiating in the Terral Cemetery under the direction of Terral Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am until service with the family receiving friends from 5:00 til 6:00 on Thursday.

Elora was born October 23, 1920 east of Terral to Charlie and Mary(Slatton) Cline. She and Elmer F. Williams were united in marriage on February 26, 1946 in Ringgold, Tx. She was a member of the Terral Church of Christ.

Survivors include one son, Del Rae Williams and Jo Ellen of Waurika; two grandchildren, Dale Williams of Waurika and Vickie Garrett of Ryan and five great grandchildren, Tyler, River, Brooke, Carson and Stephanie.

Bertie Helen Pruitt—Duncan, Ok
(November 16, 1930 – March 17, 2013)
Bertie Helen Pruitt of Duncan passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital at the age of 82. Bertie was born in Waurika, Ok to Albert Moody and Audra Irene(Myers) Morris. She retired from Halliburton after working for over 22 years as an inspector.  Bertie is survived by two daughters, Carol Fullenwider and Suzanne Jordan and one son, Terry Alred. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Debbie Marcella “Marci” Jones- Comanche, OK
     Debbie Marcella “Marci” Jones, a longtime resident of Comanche, passed away Wednesday evening, March 13, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She was 44 years old.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 18th at 1:30 p.m. at Ray of Hope Church, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Marci’s final resting place will be at the feet of her beloved “Memaw” in the Ninnekah Cemetery.

     Marci was born November 14, 1968 in Denton, TX to Curtis and Linda (Watkins) Dyer.  She worked for AT & T for many years. Marci enjoyed singing, music, and watching movies.  More than anything she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

     Survivors include her father, Curtis Dyer and wife Thelma, Comanche; her mother, Linda Johnson and husband Gene, Krum, TX; 3 children: JoDee Dyer, Duncan; Tiffany Jones, Houston, TX; and Mark Brock, Seymour, TX; 4 brothers:  Jack Dyer and wife Deanna, Mustang, OK; Robert Hughes and wife Dawn, Mt. Pleasant, MI; Randy Johnson and wife Trish, Gainesville, TX; and Jeffrey Johnson, Victoria, TX; four sisters: Corie Gilbert and husband Rod, Duncan; Angela Kayser, Lawton,  Lorie Fuller and husband Kenny, Mt. Pleasant, MI; and Teresa Hughes, Comanche; two grandchildren: Justin Brown, and Faith Brown; grandmother, Liddie Keller; and grandfather Floyd T. Dyer; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  Marci was preceded in death by her grandparents: Billie Jo Dyer, Corine Watkins, Berdie Johnson, Jack Watkins, and Lewis Keller.

Jewell Marie Ledford – Comanche, OK
     Jewell Marie Ledford peacefully passed away early Wednesday morning, March 6, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital, at the age of 94.  A funeral service will be held Friday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m. at Corum Baptist Church, with Bro. Timothy Ball officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. until noon. The family will be receiving guest from 5:00-6:00 p.m.  Thursday evening.

     Jewell was born January 10, 1919 near Bennington, OK to William A. and Zelzie (Laney) McCarley.  At age 7 the family moved to Stephens County where they made their home.  She and Ernest Alfred Ledford were married in 1936.  She enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking, and picking up pecans.  She loved  spending time with her family.

     Survivors include five sons:  Roger Ledford and wife Gale, Comanche; Jimmy Ledford and wife Joetta, Comanche; Ernest Ledford and wife Ruby, Comanche; Andy Ledford and wife Billie, Comanche; Gary Ledford and wife Carol, Comanche; two daughters:  Sue Brown and husband Wayne, Duncan; and Brenda Gordon and husband James, Comanche; seventeen grandchildren; and many great- grandchildren; also numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

     Jewell was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters, one brother, and two grandchildren.

     Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Earl Wyrick – Comanche, OK
     Earl Wyrick, lifelong resident of Comanche, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK.  He was 77 years old.  A funeral service will be Friday, March 8th at 10:00 a.m.  at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Dee Bowen and Bro. Trent Young officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Thursday 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.   The family will be receiving friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

     Earl was born March 21, 1935 in Comanche, to Garlin W. and Berdie (Cox) Wyrick.  He was a graduate of Loco High School.  Earl proudly served his country in the United States Army. While stationed in Okinawa he was selected as “Soldier of the Month” by officers and fellow enlisted men.  He and Eva Teacle were married in September of 1971 in Wichita Falls, TX.  Earl worked for Jones Drilling Company for many years.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening, and yardwork.  

     Survivors include his wife Eva, of the home; a daughter, Brenda Webb and husband Bobby, Davis, OK; three sisters:  Shirley Anderson and husband Cecil, Enid, OK; Patricia Wyrick, Duncan; and Jane Varnell and husband Homer, Duncan; two grandchildren:  Michael Jennings and wife Tamara, Sulphur, OK; and Logan Phillips and husband  Pen, Chickasha, OK; two great- grandchildren: Brody Jennings and Jagger Jennings; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons: Russell Lawrence, and John Lawrence; three sisters: Barbara Tucker, Josephine Martin, and Dorohty Wyrick; and two brothers: Charles Wyrick, and James Wyrick.

Hazel Faye Daniel—Comanche, OK
(September 20, 1934 – March 4, 2013)
Hazel Faye Daniel passed away Monday night, March 4, 2013 at her residence in Comanche at the age of 78. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on Monday, March 11, 2013 at the funeral home.

Hazel worked 24 years for Wish-I-Ah Convalescent Hospital in Auberry, California before retiring in Comanche, OK with her husband.  She loved crafts, fishing and playing the slot machines.  She was a great wife, mom, sister, aunt and grandmother

Hazel is survived by her three sons—Earl , Paul and Larry; six sisters, 3 brothers, 7 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Royce .

Nell Jo Bowen – Comanche, OK
(October 5, 1937 – February 10, 2013)
     Nell Jo Bowen, a lifelong resident of Comanche peacefully passed away Sunday morning, February 10, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  She was 75 years old.  A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 12th at 2:00 p.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday 2:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until service time.

     Nell was born October 5, 1937 in Comanche to Dewey and Opal (Nelson) Richards.  On October 23, 1952 she and Kenneth Ray Bowen were united in marriage at Henrietta, TX.  They raised their two children, Theresa and Kenny  in this community.  Nell was very active in church. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Being with her family during the holidays were very special to her.

     Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Randolph, of Comanche; three grandsons: Cary McCreight, Durant, OK; Coby Beck and Shannon Perry, Dallas, TX; and Chance Beck and wife Miranda, Comanche;  five great-grandchildren: Michaela Beck, McKenzie Beck, Hunter Beck, Easton Beck, and Carson Beck.  Nell was preceded in death by her husband , Kenneth, in 2007; a son, Kenny Bowen in 2001; her parents; and three brothers: Jack Richards, Garland Richards, and Jerry Richards.

Ruth Imogene Hickman---Terral, OK
Ruth Imogene Hickman passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013 in Henrietta,(TX) Care Center at the age of 77. Graveside funeral services will be held, Monday, January 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm  in the Terral(OK) Cemetery under the direction of Terral(OK) Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and Monday from 10:00 am until service time at the Terral(OK) Funeral Home.

Cameron Eugene Neeld—Duncan, OK
Cameron Eugene Neeld passed away suddenly on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in the Duncan Regional Hospital at the age of 80. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:00 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church in Duncan. Visitation will be at the Comanche Funeral Home on Thursday from Noon until 6:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 until 6:00 with the family receiving friends from 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm.

Cameron was born on March 2, 1932 Comanche, OK to Ed Frank “Buster”  and Emma Estelle (Bunch) Neeld.  Cameron Eugene married LWanda Johnson on August 3, 1951 in Duncan. After working for over 20 years in the Houston, Tx area, he returned to Duncan where he enjoyed his many hobbies: hunting, fishing, cattle ranching, boating, skiing and dancing.

Cameron is survived by his wife, LWanda of Duncan; a daughter, Dianna Darby and her husband, Terry of Garland, TX; two sisters, Janetta Lou Green and her husband , Jack of Duncan and Anita Richardson of Duncan; sister-in-law, Norma Hand and her husband, Scott of Wills Point, TX; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  

Cameron was preceded in death by his mother and father, Emma Estelle and Ed Frank “Buster” Neeld;  his son, Billy Eugene Neeld; one brother, Lawrence Edward Neeld.

Alvin F. Wagner---Wichita Falls, Tx
Alvin F. Wagner passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 in Wichita Falls, TX at the age of 92. He had been in declining health for several years and was residing at the Sterling House in Wichita Falls at the time of his death.  Prior to his illness, Alvin was a longtime resident of Terral, OK.

Funeral services will be held  on Tuesday, January 22, 2013  at 2:00 pm at  Terral Assembly of God Church with Bro. Charles Parker and Bro. Floyd Key officiating. Interment will follow in the Terral Cemetery under the direction of the Terral Funeral Home.   Visitation will be Monday from Noon till 7:00 pm with the family receiving friends between 6:00 and 7:00 and Tuesday from 10:00 am until service time.

Alvin was born on September 15, 1920 on the Trout Ranch, east of Ryan, OK to Alvin L.(Ab) and Jewel(Cleveland) Wagner. He attended primary school at the Goodwin School. His parents moved to Terral where he graduated from Terral High School in 1939.  He married Evalyn Blanchard of Ryan on February 7, 1942. Alvin and Evalyn have two children, Sherlyn and Terry.

During WWII, Alvin joined the US Navy and after basic training in San Diego, CA, he was stationed at the New Orleans Naval Station where he attended machinist school.  Alvin was assigned to the Destroyer Escort 362, USS Rolf and deployed to the Pacific Theatre until the end of the war. He attained the rank of Machinist 1st Class and was honorably discharged in 1945.

After the war, Alvin became a farmer, then a master carpenter.   He worked in Wichita Falls, TX until hired by the Halliburton Company in Duncan, OK where he was employed for 31 years until his retirement.  After retirement he was involved with gardening, raising pecans, his church, and his favorite sports, fishing and boating. Alvin was an avid fisherman. Alvin attended the Terral Assembly of God Church.

Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, Ab and Jewel Wagner; his wife ,Evalyn; his sister, Irene(Wagner) Williams; his granddaughter, Kimberly Martin and his son-in-law, Bobby Martin.

He is survived by his daughter, Sherlyn Martin of Wichita Falls, TX; his son, Dr. Terry Wagner and wife, Laurie of Edmond, OK; one brother, Kenneth Wagner of Duncan, OK; a nephew, Randall Wagner of Duncan, OK, and a niece, Barbara Ray of Cement, OK; two granddaughters, Jillian Wagner of New York, NY, Natalie Wagner Fierro and husband, Roberto of Washington, DC; grandson, Damon Martin of Wichita Falls; great granddaughter, KaLeigh Bost and husband, James; two great grandsons, Channing and Josh Martin; two great great granddaughters, Audrey and Abigail Perry and one great great grandson, Camdyn Bost.

To his family and friends, Alvin will be greatly missed and we cherish the time we spent with him.
In these times of grief, let us not forget that Alvin has gone to a better place.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donation be made to the Terral Community Center Fund, which has served the community of Terral, Ok in times of great joy and in times of need and was the site of many family reunions that Alvin and Evalyn dearly loved. Donations: Town of Terral, City Hall, c/o Terral City Clerk, Terral, OK  73569.  On your donation, please note “For Terral Community Center”.

Wendell Loyd “Bill” Campiche – Comanche, OK
     Wendell Loyd “Bill” Campiche, a lifelong resident of this community passed away suddenly, Tuesday evening,  January 15, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  He was 61 years old.  A funeral service will be held Friday, January 18th at 2:00 p.m. at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, with Bro. Trent Young officiating.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  The family will be receiving friends Thursday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

     Bill was born July 24, 1951 in Waurika, OK to Alfred and Mary (Beaver) Campiche.  He was a 1970 graduate of Comanche High School.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.  He had two dogs, Missy and Rowdy, who were treated just like family.  On January 15, 1983 he and Debi Cornelius were united in marriage at Comanche.

     Bill leaves behind these people in our care, his wife Debi, of the home; a daughter, Amanda Kane and husband Jamie, Lawton, OK; his mother, Mary Campiche Ausbrooks, Comanche; a brother, Ronnie Campiche and wife Sharon, Ryan, OK; sister-in-law Harriet Campiche, Houston, TX; four nieces, four nephews, four great nieces, and four great nephews; and many other relatives and friends.

     Bill was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Gary Campiche; and his grandparents.

William James “ Dub” Smith, Jr.---Comanche, OK
William James “Dub” Smith, Jr. passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at his residence in Comanche at the age of 91. A funeral service will be scheduled at a later date. 

Dub was born on August 17, 1921 in Gainesville, TX to William James, Sr. and Mary Vay(Kirchenbauer) Smith.   After serving in the Pacific theater during World War II in the Army Air Corps, Dub flew as a pilot for United Airlines until his retirement. Being the “consummate pilot”, Dub mentored many young pilots at United Airlines until his retirement in 1981.  One of his many hobbies included the restoration and rebuilding of classic/antique cars(1930’s and 40’s) as well as the “Ford Mustang”. He enjoyed working with his hands—woodworking, building his own home and furniture, painting and working around the house.

Dub was a member of the Retired United Pilots Association and an active Mason for over 50 years. He was a charter member of the Burns Methodist Church of Aurora—started/founded in his own garage. Dub moved to Comanche in 2002 from Aurora, Colorado to be with his daughter.

Dub is survived by a daughter, Traci Brennan, Comanche; a son, Hadyn William Smith, Aurora, Colorado; one grandson, Mike Trenkle, Elizabeth, Colorado; one great grandson, Cody Leming, Elizabeth , Colorado; one brother, Paul E Smith and his wife, Imajean, Gainesville, Texas; one sister, Icylene Wainwright, Beaumont, Texas; and many nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Elizabeth “Lee” McCaskill Smith.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to your church or to Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch.

Viola M. Butler- Terral, OK
(February 25, 1932 – January 9, 2013)
     Viola Butler passed away on the morning of Wednesday, January 9, 2013 in the Jefferson County Hospital at the age of 80.  Funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Terral (OK) Church of Christ at 1:30 pm with Thomas Adams officiating.  Visitation will be at the Terral(OK) Funeral Home on Thursday from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm with family receiving friends between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Visitation will also be on Friday from 10:00 am until service time.

Viola was born on February 25, 1932 in Terral to Glen and Lillie(Clary) Mathews.  She married Forrest Butler in November, 1951; After his death, Viola returned to live in Terral.

Viola is survived by one brother –Eldon Mathews and his wife, Mozelle of Bowie; two sisters-in-law—Fern Turner and her husband, Joe of Ryan and Maxine Dyer of Nocona, TX; many other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother—Wayne Mathews.

Tyler Jay Howeth – Comanche, OK
     Tyler Jay Howeth, of Comanche peacefully passed away Monday morning, January 7, 2013 at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City, surrounded by his loving family.  He was 26 years old.  A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 10th at 1:30 p.m. at Parkview Baptist Church in Duncan, with Bro. Steve Gillispie officiating, assisted by Bro. Rusty Canoy.  Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be in the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday   9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. until noon.  The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening 6:00-7:00 p.m.

     Tyler was born January 30, 1986 in Duncan, to Harvey and Linda (Gandy) Howeth.  He graduated from Comanche High School in 2004.   He loved playing basketball and baseball, and especially enjoyed playing ball at the Simmons Center.  He loved his dog Miley, she was his constant companion.  Tyler enjoyed putting model cars together, playing video game, including Call of Duty.   Reading the Bible was one of the things he enjoyed most. He was an active member of Parkview Baptist Church.  More than anything else, Tyler loved and adored his daughter Maddisyn.  He took his greatest pleasure in being able to spend time with her, and all of his family.

     Survivors include his daughter, Maddisyn  , of the home; his parents, Harvey and Linda Howeth, of Comanche; two sisters: Tamera Howeth, Moore, OK; Tina Taylor and husband Chris, Duncan; five nephews:  Derek Bohannan, Trent Taylor, Tanner Hefner, Chance Taylor, and Dylan Taylor, all of Duncan; and a great niece, Kylar Bohannan, Duncan; and many other relatives and very dear friends.
     Tyler was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Pauline Hawkins and Eva Mae Howeth, and a grandfather, Calvin Howeth.

     Pallbearers will be Johnnie Hall, Larry Rozzell, Robert Rush, Robert Parkhill, Ronnie White, and Charlie Gay.  Honorary pallbearers will be class members of the Comanche High School Class of 2004.

     Memorial contributions may be made to Harvest Fund c/o Parkview Baptist Church  902 North 19th
Duncan, 73533 

Charles Wade “Charlie” Brown – Comanche, OK
     Charles Wade “Charlie” Brown, a lifelong resident of Comanche passed away on Friday evening, January 4, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital.  He was 74 years old.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 8th at 10:30 a.m. at the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating.

     Charlie was born August 1, 1938 in Duncan to George B. and Marie (Peck) Brown.  He was a 1956 graduate of Comanche High School.  Charlie and Betty Sue Morris were united in marriage on July 25, 1959 at Comanche.  He was active in the Comanche Round Up Club for many years.  He loved rodeos and watching John Wayne movies. He also enjoyed traveling to the Rocky Mountains with his family.  More than anything else Charlie loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

     Survivors include his wife Betty Sue, of the home; four children:  Robin Myers, Comanche; Jennifer Weast, Oklahoma City; Joey Brown and Michael “Howie” Howarth, Loma Linda, MO; and Rusty and Chasidy Brown, Comanche; one brother, George P. “Ranger” Brown, Comanche; six  grandchildren: Casey Myers and wife Lindsey, Washington, OK; Bo Weast, Oklahoma City, OK, Jay Weast, Comanche; McKenzie Brown, Yukon, OK, Lauren Brown, Yukon, OK; and Jackson Smith, Comanche; two great grandchildren: Madisson and Jace Myers; and many other relatives and friends.

     Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, and a son-in-law, Kenny Weast.

James Homer Powers – Comanche, OK
     James Homer Powers, a longtime Comanche resident, peacefully passed away Friday evening, January 4, 2013 at Duncan Regional Hospital. He was 85 years old.  A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Countryside Baptist Church, with Bro. Dee Bowen officiating, and Bro. Dow Pannell assisting.  Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Monday 9:00-6:00 p.m., Tuesday 9:00-7:00 p.m. , and Wednesday 9:00 until noon.  The family will be receiving friends Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

     Homer was born December 4, 1927 in Comanche, to Homer Sr. and Minnie Lee (Morgan) Powers.   He and Nancy Hynson  were united in marriage on August 12, 1949 in Del City, OK.  Homer worked for many years for Sun Oil Company.  He loved jug line fishing, gardening, cooking, reading western books, and  also watching old western movies.  He loved working with and raising cattle.  He considered many of his cows to be his pets.  He was a member of Countryside Baptist Church.  He was a loving father, and a wonderful husband.

     Survivors include his wife Nancy, of the home; two sons: Jim Powers and wife Judy, Duncan; and Steve Powers and wife Linda, Comanche; two daughters:  Sammie Rice and husband Gary, Dallas, TX; and Rayma Powers, Duncan; one brother, Harris Powers and wife Patsy, Comanche; fifteen grandchildren:  Heather Miller and husband Chad, Shellee Graham and husband James,  Gregg Fitzgerald and wife Kim, Gina Solomon and husband Greg,  Stephanie Erlenbusch and husband Adam, David Rice and wife Sondra,  Michael Rice and wife Tracey, Aaron Rice and wife Zandie,  Joshua Cowan and wife Jennifer,   Angela Gibbons and husband Mikey, Natalie Hillhouse and husband John, Brandi Shell and husband Jason, Kristie Greenway and husband Todd,  Jamey Powers and wife Crystal,  and Morgan Powers; 32 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

     Homer was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Andrew “Bud” Powers.

     Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Powers, Jim Powers, Jamey Powers, Joshua Cowan, Morgan Powers, and Mike Powers.

Euvon Wells Steward    
      Our Mother went to set with the Lord on January 2, 2013. Euvon Wells Steward was born on July 29, 1926, to Dewey and Addie Wells. She married Lloyd Brown on Sept. 9, 1944. Euvon is survived by her four sons, Dennis Brown, Lyndell Brown, and Rodney Brown, all of Bakersfield, CA, and Roger Brown of Perryton, TX; one brother, D.L. Wells; one sister, Deanna Logan; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Shirley Zimmerman. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Margaret Fullerton; husbands, Dean Steward and Lloyd Brown.
Euvon attended Loco High School, where she loved to play basketball, and was in the class of 1943. She later married Dean Steward in Comanche. She moved to Bakersfield to live with her sons until her passing.

    A graveside service will be held Saturday, January 12th at 2:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery, with Bro. Dow Pannell officiating, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.  Visitation will be Friday 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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